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F-4C Phantom II USAF 142nd FIG, 123rd FIS OR ANG, #64-0776, 1989 

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Hobby Master 1:72 HA1988
F-4C Phantom II USAF 142nd FIG, 123rd FIS OR ANG, #64-0776, 1989
Scale:
1:72
Length:
9.75"
Width:
6.25"
Composition:
Diecast
SKU:
HM-HA1988


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Due to delays with the F-111 the RAAF leased 24 F-4Es from the USAF. Phantom II 69-0307 c/n 3851 took its maiden flight on June 29, 1970 and arrived at RAAF Amberley 82 Wing No. 6 Squadron in late September 1970. The aircraft was assigned an RAAF A-69 number for admin purposes but only the USAF registration appeared on the aircraft. On June 6, 1973 the aircraft was returned to the USAF and converted to an F-4G “Wild Weasel” serving in Vietnam before being converted to a QF-4G drone (AF-134) and destroyed June 11, 1997.

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a tandem two-seat, twin-engine, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor and fighter-bomber originally developed for the United States Navy by McDonnell Aircraft. It first entered service in 1960 with the U.S. Navy. Proving highly adaptable, it was also adopted by the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Air Force, and by the mid-1960s had become a major part of their air wings. The Phantom is a large fighter with a top speed of over Mach 2.2. It can carry more than 18,000 pounds (8,400 kg) of weapons on nine external hardpoints, including air-to-air missiles, air-to-ground missiles, and various bombs. The F-4, like other interceptors of its time, was designed without an internal cannon. Later models incorporated an M61 Vulcan rotary cannon. Beginning in 1959, it set 15 world records for in-flight performance, including an absolute speed record, and an absolute altitude record.

McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II 64-0776 was delivered to the 33rd TFW on July 30, 1965. On March 4, 1966 the aircraft transferred to the 389th TFS/366th TFW in South Vietnam where it was used to down 3 MiG-21’s before transferring to the 347th TFW and onto the 18th TFW/67th TFS, eventually going to ANG’s. The first was the Illinois ANG 170th TFS/183 TFG and then in 1980 the 123rd FIS/142nd FIG Oregon ANG where in 1989 it was retired and later put on display at the Seattle Museum of Flight.

Info: F-4C Phantom II USAF 142nd FIG, 123rd FIS OR ANG, #64-0776, 1989


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